Borough Insight

Recycling; can you do more?

Recycling rates for our Simply Weekly Recycling kerbside collection service, are amongst the highest in the country. Year-to-date we have our highest rate ever, at 56% and look set for another record year – which is great news for the environment.Recycle

However we also have to ensure we are running a sustainable service that is financially viable for you as the council tax payer.

There are some items that while recyclable, we cannot collect as part of the normal service as we simply cannot collect sufficient quantities to warrant their receipt by the third parties who actually recycle the articles.

We recently introduced recycling banks for small electrical items at three of our local recycling points. You can recycle small electrical items here, such as kettles, toasters, irons, radios, hairdryers, toasters, mobile phones etc. You can leave plugs and cords on.

  • Christ Church car park, Christ Church Road, Epsom
  • Stoneleigh Broadway (near the library)
  • Depot Road car park, Depot Road, Epsom.

A number of local shops and other organisations are accepting some specialist items, such as contact lenses, crisp packets, toothbrushes and pens, with money raised being donated to good causes – see details on the terracycle website.

Sites such as Freecycle or the Surrey Reuse Network could make it easy for you to find another home for your unwanted furniture.

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